Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered, HyTea may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
-First and Last Name
If you purchase HyTea's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
HyTea may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
HyTea collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.
HyTea may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from HyTea and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
HyTea does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
HyTea may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HyTea, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
HyTea may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on HyTea or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HyTea; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HyTea, or the public.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
•Delete your personal information from our records; and
•Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
•Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
•Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
•Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
•Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
•Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
•Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
•Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
•Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
•Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.